Berry good discovery
The lingonberry, an unlikely foraged fruit from the forests of the Nordics, is set for its UK debut as graze.com, who offer healthy snacks by post, bring the berry to the UK this December.
Thought to be the only company in the UK to import the dried lingonberry fruit, the company, who offer over 100 healthy snacks and nibbles delivered straight to your door, are now including them in their latest snack combination.
Foraged from the floors of Norwegian forests the berries have been used in folk medicine for generations and in preserves, though never widely available in dried form. The berries kick a powerful health punch, containing vitamin C, provitamin A (as beta carotene), B vitamins (B1, B2, B3), and the elements potassium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.
Ylva Johannesson nutritionist at graze.com says, “Packed with a cocktail of vitamins and minerals, the lingonberry is an incredible, though surprisingly underappreciated fruit. We predict the humble lingonberry to be one of the big new superfoods of 2012 and are really excited to be including it in one of our healthy punnets.”